Hello, I am hoping to add a different topic a week for you to work through at home.
I'll be starting with a two week topic on 'Spring' to cover what would have been the Easter Holidays.
If you do any super work that your child would like to share then please upload it onto our Reception blog on PurpleMash.
Some home learning links:
Hello! I have set up an Email challenge on PurpleMash.... have a look if you are able!
There is also now a blog where you can send me a message or post pictures of what you have been up to at home.. you'll find it here in your PurpleMash account:
Mrs Furness x
YouTube needs to be accessed with an adult
Home learning tips for Early Years:
1. Make a plan of routines.
Children love routines and need to know what is happening. Children could help you plan it out.
2. Add in plenty of breaks.
For yourself as well as your children.
3. Have set times to work.
Children like to know what is expected when, they love routines.
4. Make it fun!
Where as it is important to keep up with reading, writing and maths daily it is equally important to enjoy what you do.
5. Add daily exercise into your routines.
Keeping fit is essential - see PE pages for youtube links to exercises.
6. Keep in contact with others.
Skype, facetime, Whatsapp loved ones and friends - it's important to keep those contacts.
7. Spend time having fun - plan in new games/ experiences.
These are unusual times, use these opportunities to do something new or learn a new skill. Ask your children what they would like to do? Make, bake, cook, sew, build, draw, paint, challenge, experiment.
8. Enjoy the time with your children.
Your children are all wonderful. They are superb learners and surprise me everyday. Watch them, talk to them, spend time with them doing what they want to do, hug them, make them laugh and keep them safe!
Hoping to see you all again very soon
Mrs. Furness x
Don't forget the links on your home learning list that was sent home last week.
Here are some more useful links for at home:
There are lots of free educational resources available that you can access online. There’s a brilliant list that’s been pulled together by ‘North of England Home Educators’
This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material..
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.
Pinterest is brilliant source of activities for children that are both fun and educational. Mum blogger Monkeyandmouse.co.uk use it a lot by searching for science activities relating to the topic they’re studying. She’s written a great post on 10 ways to entertain the kids and educate the kids when school is closed.
All sorts of engaging educational videos
National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.
Learn languages for free. Web or app.
Free science lessons
The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos
Science awards you can complete from home.
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.
Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.
Listening activities for the younger ones.
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!
Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age
Blue Peter Badges
These days there are lots of different Blue Peter badges you can aim for. Can you collect them all?
Educational online games
DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes
Home School Learning:
Please check out our 'Home Learning Links' page for more ideas.
If you’d looking for a break from filling in worksheets and I’m sure your kids will get bored of those pretty quickly try some science experiments. They can be super fun and they learn without even realising it. There are lots of ideas for all ages over on Science Sparks
Welcome to all of our children and their parents
Reception staff are always here to help with any worries or concerns please come and see us just before school starts or at the end of the day.
Reception staff :
Class Teacher: Mrs Furness
Teaching and Learning Assistants: Mrs Adam, Mrs Gilchrist and Mrs Ashraf
PPA Cover: Mrs Ahmed and Mrs Harrison
Reception line up on the yard at 8.40am and are to be collected from the
classroom door at 3.00pm prompt
If you have any questions please feel free to speak to a member of
staff at the start or the end of the session.
Please can you ensure all items of your child’s uniform is labelled clearly. The children will be playing out every day, whatever the weather, so please make sure the children have appropriate clothing. If you would like your child to wear wellingtons then please send a clearly labelled pair into class.
For health and safety reasons jewellery is not allowed!
Your child will bring home a homework book. New homework will go home each Friday please return your child's homework book every Wednesday. Please try to spend some quality time together to complete the activities.
Your child will need:
A plain white T-Shirt, a black pair of shorts, black slip on or velcro pumps.
All clearly labelled and in a small pump bag.
In the Early Years at Cedars we learn our Phonics through Jolly Phonics.
There are plenty of resources on line and examples of how to say the sounds online.